A couple of quests were on the verge of being fulfilled after Friday’s results. The Yankees won to lower their magic number for clinching an American League wild-card berth to two. And the Atlanta Braves prevailed and will clinch the National League East if they beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Another issue was put to rest, as the Houston Astros, who lead the A.L. West, won to assure themselves a postseason berth.
Here is where the various competitive playoff races stood after all of Friday’s games:
National League Wild Card
The Milwaukee Brewers came into Friday with a three-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for the top position, while the Cardinals had a one-and-a-half-game lead over the Colorado Rockies for…